Alvernia offers Real-World Learning Awards to financially assist students for a variety of experiential opportunities, without reducing the amount of financial aid a student already has been awarded.
Launched in 2016, these competitive awards support student participation in:
- Internships (see policy for more information)
- Study Away Experiences (such as a study abroad program or a domestic experience like The Washington Center)
- Alternative Breaks
- Undergraduate research (for non SURF participants)
Award amounts vary based on type of experience. All students are welcome to apply. With limited funds available, students will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and priority will be given to students that have not accessed this fund before.
Applications will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including academic performance, extra/co-curricular involvement at Alvernia, and the degrees to which the proposed experiences will add to a student's progress toward fulfilling our mutual mission to become:
"Broadly educated, life-long learners; Reflective professionals and engaged citizens; And ethical leaders with moral courage."